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HP 255 G3 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 2GB Mar 2015
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and XSreviews.co.uk this HP laptop has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

255 G3 owners on average rated this laptop 86 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. 5 Bars! wrote in their review on Amazon “Excellent Value!”. Anthony Herbert Daniels said on Amazon “This laptop is a good buy at a reasonable price”. Dave Lupton said in his HP 255 G3 review “Great value for money” .

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Cheap, cheap”. Davide Aliotta said on Amazon “I had to imagine for how cheap it was” although they only gave this laptop a rating of 60 out of 100. Two years ago Raymond Rose mentioned “Very pleased with no nonsense deal, computer works excellent” and gave this laptop a rating of 80 out of 100.

A number of customers said that the HP 255 G3 was cheap. Robert K. said “My next step is to find out how to get away from Windows altogether, without spending a fortune on a Mac based machine” in his review. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their HP 255 G3 review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops”. Xsreviews.co.uk scored it 4 stars and mentioned on expert website XSreviews.co.uk “The HP255 G3 is a low-cost AMD-powered laptop, provided this time with Ubuntu Linux from Ebuyer” in their HP 255 G3 review.

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Easy to Use

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this laptop “It's great for the Old's to use - inbuild webcam”. Peter M said in his HP 255 G3 review on Amazon “Easy to use, nicely made, does just what I need”. Sid he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and looks great”.

One HP 255 G3 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

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Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. One HP 255 G3 reviewer reckoned that it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design” in their review of the HP 255 G3.

One HP 255 G3 reviewer considered that it was neat. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the HP 255 G3 “The HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money – and serves as a neat introduction to the promising Ubuntu OS”.

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Robust

A few customers considered that the HP 255 G3 was well made. Amazon Customer said in their review “The rest of the build is great” and scored it 5 stars. Xsreviews.co.uk said in their review on XSreviews.co.uk “Solid design”.

One person who bought it considered that it was strong and durable.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor cores laptops.

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Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned that the HP 255 G3 had good features. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote in their HP 255 G3 review on Techradar “The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Keith Farnington wrote in his review on Amazon “Great service and great quality thank you keith farnington”.

Good for Gaming

One customer who reviewed this laptop thought it was good for gaming. Two years ago T. Doran wrote “Light, portable for my college student, good for studies and gaming! Arrived promptly”.

Good Battery Life

Some HP 255 G3 reviewers who reviewed the HP 255 G3 concluded that it had a good battery life. B. P. Hutchings mentioned on Amazon “One down side is the battery is supposed”.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3, the HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3 also have a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 G3 amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The average weight of many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 G3 is 2.4kg, and the weights range from 980g to 3.8kg.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and type.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One HP 255 G3 owner reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Xsreviews.co.uk said two years ago “Big and heavy for a modern laptop” in their review of the HP 255 G3.

Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP 255 G3 has a quite small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 G3. The average internal memory of many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 8.4GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 G3 has one of the slowest processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 255 G3 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the 255 G3, the HP 255 G3 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 66Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 1,000Wh.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the HP 255 G3 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most common memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 255 G3 is a three number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G3 that we have assessed the front camera resolution (numeric) of, the HP 255 G3's front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. Many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.1MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. The HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the HP 255 G3 of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 G3 the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 820GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 255 G3.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 255 G3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price].

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Specification

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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
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HD Type
Graphics
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
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Power Auto-Sensing
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Password Protection
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(8)
23 November 2015

The 255 G3 makes sensible sacrifices in performance and display to hit a low price point without taking away too much. While Ubuntu Linux may not be your first choice, it's a viable alternative to...

Very cheap, but doesnt feel very cheap
Keyboard and trackpad are great for the price
Displays viewing angles are reasonable
Low cost
Rugged design
Performance is lamentable
Everything takes a little longer
No day-long battery life here like some newer Intel models
Big and heavy for a modern laptop
Terrible screen
13 July 2015

Lacking in processing muscle and boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design, the HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money ? and serves as a neat introduction to the...

7 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

6 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

16 December 2014

Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops . The HP 255 G3... Read more…

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User Reviews

(54)
Reviewed 6 December 2014 by Andrew P.

I paid $349 for it on sale from Newegg through (that famous online auction sales site) with no sales tax and free shipping...

Inexpensive, large display, large enough keyboard my fingers don't hit the wrong keys, DVD drive, good packaging, fast shipping, Windows 7 Pro installed
These were a breeze to set up, and perform well for the price
Speedy enough, good graphics, overall setup is very nice
Muti tasks well for duel core, 4gb is decent , not to small not to big , compact battery , came packed very safely fairly inexpensive for what it is
As advertised. No performance issues so far
It will take a little work to upgrade the RAM, a soft case would have been nice
The software from the foscam site was terrible, i would HIGHLY recommend "iSpy" which is a open source camera manager over the foscam software
Came with lot of garbage on it such as macfee anit virus , hard to see the keys in the dark , gets bogged down when trying to do a lot at once ( but not too bad)
Unwanted installed software persistent in updatingregisteringpurchasing
It has not yet withstood the test of time. Will it hold up like my 5 year old Vista machine (which is still running) Only time will tell. But for the moment I have no complaints whatsoever
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
(Verified Purchase)

Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

Purchased this laptop in August keeps freezing curser goes missing sending it back to Manufacture several problems HP225 G3 15.6" Inch Laptop...

Purchased this laptop in August keeps freezing curser goes missing sending it back to Manufacture several problems HP225 G3 15.6" Inch Laptop.

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

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